Edited by Jared Evan
Shocking videos surfaced on social media late Saturday night showing the chaos that unfolded on Saturday evening at a park in Louisville, Kentucky, where a man opened fire on demonstrators who had gathered to protest the death of Breonna Taylor, reported The Epoch Times.
Rumors went wild on twitter, claiming the attacker was a “white supremacist”, activists and leftists ran with this narrative for 24 hours, until the suspect was identified as one of the actual protesters, not a ” white supremacist”
One person was killed, and another injured at Jefferson Square Park around 9 pm, the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) said in a statement, adding that shortly after gunshots rang out in the park, sheriffs arrived on scene to conduct life-saving measures on a male who eventually died. A second shooting victim was found at the Hall of Justice near the park, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman, was killed in her Louisville home in March by police who were serving a no-knock warrant. Protesters have been calling for the officers involved in her death to be charged. One of the officers was recently fired, AP reported
Kenneth Walker, Taylor’s boyfriend, was originally charged with attempted murder after he fired a shot at one of the officers who came into the home. Walker has said he thought he was defending from an intruder.
The no-knock search warrant that allows police to enter without first announcing their presence was recently banned by Louisville’s Metro Council.
Louisville Courier Journal reported:
A frequent participant in Louisville’s month of protests has been accused of fatally shooting a photographer in Jefferson Square Park after a dispute with another person.
Steven Nelson Lopez, 23, is facing charges of murder and first-degree wanton endangerment, Louisville Metro Police officials said Sunday after releasing his arrest citation. Court records show he was one of 17 protesters arrested on June 17, and a Courier Journal photographer captured his arrest that day in a photo. He was charged that morning with inciting a riot, disorderly conduct, harassment and possession of drug paraphernalia.
His citation noted he was in possession of a handgun “with two full mags of ammo” at the time of the arrest.
Below is the shocking video of the shooting in Louisville,KY.